There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Leith by bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Bus  •  6 min

  1. Take the bus from Hillside, Elm Row (Gayfield Square) to Leith, Foot of the Walk (at 52) N7 / ...

$2 - $3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Leith 2.2 miles

$9 - $12

Uber  •  7 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh to Leith 2.2 miles

$8 - $11

Walk  •  35 min

  1. Walk from Edinburgh to Leith 1.9 miles

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hillside, Elm Row (Gayfield Square) and arriving at Leith, Foot of the Walk (at 52). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Leith is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Edinburgh to Leith without a car is to bus which takes 6 min and costs .

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The bus from Hillside, Elm Row (Gayfield Square) to Leith, Foot of the Walk (at 52) takes 6 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Edinburgh to Leith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Hillside, Elm Row (Gayfield Square) station.

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Edinburgh to Leith bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Leith, Foot of the Walk (at 52) station.

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There are 2180+ hotels available in Leith. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Leith.
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  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Leith, Scotland?

Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh to Leith every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 6 min. Edinburgh Coach Lines also services this route hourly.

Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Hillside, Elm Row (Gayfield Square) to Leith, Foot of the Walk (at 52)
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Edinburgh Coach Lines
Phone
+44 (0) 131 554 5413
Email
enquiries@edinburghcoachlines.com
Website
edinburghcoachlines.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Thistle Street (at 100-102) to Pilrig Street (at 356)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
edinburghcoachlines.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh to Leith
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$8 - $11
UberX
$8 - $11
uberXL
$10 - $16
Exec
$12 - $17
Taxi from Edinburgh to Leith
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
$9 - $12
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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